The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) on June 16 announced a framework to release the TV White Space spectrum for better Internet connectivity and open up business opportunities.

IDA will free up approximately 180 MHz of spectrum that is unused or underutilised radio spectrum in the TV broadcast bands that could be used for alternative wireless broadband communications.

Super Wi-Fi technology can penetrate and cover longer distances due to the shorter frequency than conventional 3G or 4G signals. This allows it to easily say cover a broader area with Wi-Fi access.

Gardens By The Bay has been experimenting with TVWS technology to boost Internet connectivity on its premises, having introduced the service to visitors in October 2013.



By Harry